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Snickerdoodles Without Cream of Tartar

Cookie-cutter snickerdoodle cookies without cream of tartar! These cookies are buttery and perfectly spiced with cinnamon!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Dough Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas cookies, holidays, snickerdoodle
Servings: 20 Cookies


  • Hand Mixer
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Pastry Brush


Baking and Spices

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅛ cup sugar


  • 1 cup butter unsalted


  • 1 egg large


Making the Dough

  • Stir together 2 tbsp of sugar and the ground cinnamon and set aside
  • Beat butter and cup of sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until fully coordinated
  • Whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda and add to wet mixture
  • Mix until well-blended, do not overmix
  • Chill dough for 3-4 hours

Making and Baking the Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Roll dough out on lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness
  • Cut with cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat
  • Brush each cookie lightly with water using a pastry brush. Then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly colored
  • Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.